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William James MEEK 1885-1885
« on: Thursday 01 December 22 08:14 GMT (UK) »
The Evening Post of 6 March 1885 has a death notice for a William James MEEK, who died the same day at Courtenay Place aged 16 days, so born around 18-19 February.

Can anyone find who he belongs to, no birth or death registration that I can see.

Could he be the son of Edward and Rebecca MEEK (nee REMINGTON). The Evening Post of 3 March 1885 has a death notice for Rebecca MEEK who died on 2 March at Vivian Street. Rebecca was buried at Bolton Street Cemetery.

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Ian C
Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

CLAPHAM, PARKINSON, ROBINSON, WATSON Leeds
TOMLIENS, Herefordshire and Southwark
CLARKE, Sussex, Cambridge and Shropshire
FAULCONER, MANNINGTON, RICHARDSON, TICEHURST, BROOK, ELPHICK, FURNER All Sussex
UDY, CLEMENCE/CLEMENTS,WHITE, COITE, COBELDICK, Cornwall
BROOKING, Devon, India
RUSH, CARTER, GIBSON, REMINGTON, London and Surrey
CHALKLEY, OLNEY, Hertfordshire
HARRIS, Essex
EDWARDS, York
NOLAN, BERNEY, Kildare

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Re: William James MEEK 1885-1885
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 December 22 08:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ian,

I assume you're seen this entry on the Friends of Bolton Street Cemetery website, though no mention of the child you're seeking.

https://boltoncemetery.org.nz/burial-list/detail/4891/

I suggest that you contact NZ BDM and ask if they have a record. The name may be spelt differently.

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ELLERKER - Beverley ERY ENG
HEALEY - IRL?
MURDOCH - Wigtownshire SCT, Otago and Westland NZ
PALING - Nottinghamshire ENG
RILEY - Flamborough; Cottingham; South Dalton ERY, Manitoba CAN, & London ENG
STURTON - Arnold, Nottinghamshire ENG
SUTTRON - All, NRY & DUR ENG
TAYLOR - London ENG
TYLER - London ENG
TERNAN/TIERNAN - Dublin IRL

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Re: William James MEEK 1885-1885
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 01 December 22 08:43 GMT (UK) »
William James MEEK is also buried at Bolton Street Cemetery:

https://boltoncemetery.org.nz/burial-list/detail/4893/

I suggest that you try the Bolton Street Cemetery Sexton's office in the first instance, but otherwise NZ BDM.

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ELLERKER - Beverley ERY ENG
HEALEY - IRL?
MURDOCH - Wigtownshire SCT, Otago and Westland NZ
PALING - Nottinghamshire ENG
RILEY - Flamborough; Cottingham; South Dalton ERY, Manitoba CAN, & London ENG
STURTON - Arnold, Nottinghamshire ENG
SUTTRON - All, NRY & DUR ENG
TAYLOR - London ENG
TYLER - London ENG
TERNAN/TIERNAN - Dublin IRL

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Re: William James MEEK 1885-1885
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 December 22 08:52 GMT (UK) »
The funeral notice says son of Edward MEEK
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP18850306.2.33.2?

Modified to add:
Leaving from the house of James RUSSELL, builder, Courtenay Place.


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Re: William James MEEK 1885-1885
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 01 December 22 09:09 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Spades. Did not find the funeral notice for him. Definitely Edward and Rebecca's.

James Russell was husband of Mary Ann REMINGTON, Rebecca's oldest sister. Guess they took the boy in when Rebecca died. The Russells had young children still.

Have been updating various lines on Findagrave, so will add him.

Can be closed.
Ian C
Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

CLAPHAM, PARKINSON, ROBINSON, WATSON Leeds
TOMLIENS, Herefordshire and Southwark
CLARKE, Sussex, Cambridge and Shropshire
FAULCONER, MANNINGTON, RICHARDSON, TICEHURST, BROOK, ELPHICK, FURNER All Sussex
UDY, CLEMENCE/CLEMENTS,WHITE, COITE, COBELDICK, Cornwall
BROOKING, Devon, India
RUSH, CARTER, GIBSON, REMINGTON, London and Surrey
CHALKLEY, OLNEY, Hertfordshire
HARRIS, Essex
EDWARDS, York
NOLAN, BERNEY, Kildare